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June 17, 2006

Thank you

to all those who have written to express their condolences upon the passing of my sister-in-law. She was always, even unto adulthood, a very sweet kid who never let her own limitations stand in the way of living her life on her terms.

I believe her passing this quickly in the midst of extraordinary and loving care was just the final version of her making a decision that she just wasn't going to stick around a hospital and linger.

She and her boyfriend of some twenty years lived fairly independently, surrounded by supportive and loving families, secure in their faith, traveling the city at will with their bus passes, and sometimes traveling afar with my in-laws.

She had a rich life and she will be missed.

The gold of life is not counted by the degrees earned or the job titles achieved. The gold of life is in the love you leave behind.

Posted by Darleen at June 17, 2006 09:05 AM